John Stratton is executive vice president and president – Global Enterprise and Consumer Wireline, a new organization that combines all of Verizon’s wireline assets; including its Consumer, Mass Business, Enterprise Solutions and Global Wholesale Operating Units, as well as the operation of its underlying wireline network, cloud computing, and cyber-security platforms. The goal of the combined organization will be to drive improved effectiveness and efficiency in the core network; to leverage common systems and platforms to improve service delivery and customer support; and to expand market leadership and revenue growth.
Before being named to his current position in March, Stratton served as president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, which oversees all of Verizon's solutions for business and government customers; specialized solutions for key industries such as healthcare, travel and transportation, retail, utilities and financial services; IT consulting services; and Verizon’s full range of global wholesale offerings.
Previously, Stratton was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless company in the United States, and under his leadership the company established itself as the No. 1 brand among wireless consumers in the United States. Before that, he held senior leadership positions including executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Verizon Communications and Verizon Wireless.
Stratton joined a Verizon predecessor company, Bell Atlantic Mobile, in 1993 as director of retail sales and operations. He later served as vice president-marketing for the company and then as president of Bell Atlantic Mobile's Philadelphia region. With the creation of Verizon Wireless in 2000, Stratton was named president - Northwest area, managing the company's business operations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Montana and the Dakotas.
Prior to joining the telecommunications industry, Stratton held several senior management positions in the consumer electronics industry. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
In October 2012, President Obama named Stratton to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, which is composed of up to 30 industry senior executives representing major communications, information technology, finance and aerospace companies. The committee provides the president with industry-based counsel on issues related to implementing national security and emergency preparedness communications policy.